ESOL students can

  • Learn to speak, understand, read, and write English
  • Use English in real-life situations  
  • Study vocabulary and grammar
  • Learn about U.S. history and government
  • Learn about health
  • Learn basic technology skills

Class Schedule and Registration

Students can attend classes during the Spring (January-May) or Fall (September-December) at community libraries throughout Queens.

Each semester runs approximately 12 weeks. Classes are offered in the mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis for all locations except the Central Library, where there is a lottery for seats. For more information on class registration, please call 718-480-4300.

Mail-in Lottery Application (for classes at Central Library in Jamaica)

In-Person Registration Schedule (for other library locations)

Physical copies of both these forms are also available at all Queens Public Library locations after January 1st (for Spring classes) and after July 15th for (Fall classes).

Contact Us

For more information on the New Americans Program’s ESOL classes, please contact:

Marco Castillo
Program Coordinator
718-480-4300 (phone)

If you can't register for a class at a Queens Public Library location, other organizations in Queens also offer ESOL classes.